haiku-urile promise (deci cele 17 silabe, 5-7-5), ale lui david m. bader, pe principiul: as an added benefit, when asked, “did you really get all the way through <war and peace>?” readers can now suavely reply, “no, but I read the haiku.”
s. beckett, “waiting for godot”
Act I. “it’s hopless.
My boots don’t fit. Where is God?”
Act II. The same thing.
h. james, “portrait of a lady”
Will she inherit?
Which suitor will she marry?
When will tea be served?
d. defoe, “robinson crusoe”
Alone for twelve years,
then a footprint in the sand.
Thank God! A servant!
g. chaucer, “the canterbury tales”
Pilgrimmes on spryng braecke –
roadde trippe! Whoe farrtted? Yiuw didde.
Noe, naught meae. Yaes, yiuw.
* iar la finalul introducerii, […] one hundred haiku, designed to be read and enjoyed without interfering with anyone’s weekend plans. at the end, there will not be a quiz.